TERRITORIES: Call to Conscience

Dependent peoples everywhere in the world were stirring, seeking self-government. Those under U.S. rule were no exception. Last week, Interior Secretary Julius ("Cap") Krug fanned libertarian fires across the Pacific. For Guam, Samoa and the former Japanese mandates he urged civil administration (under his own department) instead of Navy rule, as a first step toward self-government.

For Hawaii, Krug advocated the final step. In the throne room of Hawaiian kings in lolani Palace, he promised to plead with Congress to grant statehood to Hawaii. President Truman, he said, would do everything...

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